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Dubai SME appoints McLedger as accounting partner

Official online bookkeeping solution for UAE-based startups

Egyptian fintech Raseedi raises $850k in pre-Series A round

The Cairo-based fintech, founded in 2018, helps dual SIM smartphone users in Egypt to optimize their telecom spending

Wa’ed announces VC investment in Saudi startup Qreeb

The investment in Qreeb will enable the startup to improve its software and management solution

Hub71 announces winners of 'The Outliers' programme

Hub71 launched The Outliers to facilitate better market access for entrepreneurs worldwide

Aspire Capital to set up micro-finance firm

The company will start its operations upon the issuance of the required licences

Alsoug raises $5mln as Sudan opens up to foreign investments after 30 years

Alsoug, which was founded in 2016, provides a digital marketplace for people in Sudan

Fawry acquires stake in Sudanese fintech platform in first overseas venture

The investment will be used to develop alsoug’s new fintech platform, Cashi

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